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why the cases may be connected. >> reporter: san francisco's pharmacy was hit first about 1:45 yesterday afternoon. two robbers in their 20s wearing hooded sweatshirts and scarves came in and used a gun to order the pharmacist to the
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floor. he told us the two ignored the cash register and stole prescription blood pressure and nausea medications. a second robbery yielded a bigger haul. >> similar style. they both involved firearms. same number of suspects. we're looking into the possibility they might be related. >> reporter: at golden gate pharmacy a pharmacist told the suspects you're joking when they burst in and forced a customer to the floor. think the demanded oxycontin, oxycodone and percocet. they instead grabbed whatever they could. including quantitities of prescription medications. >> whenever we have two armed robberies in one day it's a big deal. >> reporter: both pharmacies have surveillance video of the suspects. no one was injured though police say it's part of a
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troubling trend. >> we had one last month. there was one in south city. we're working hard to see if there's any connection. we don't want such a problem on going. >> reporter: pharmaceutical robberies are such a concern nationwide. new york police announced they plan to tag some prescription bottles with gps devices to track stolen drugs. reporting live in san francisco. >> a horrible discovery. a man's bloody body was found inside a car trunk. rita williams is in santa rosa where she's learned the name of that dead man. rita. >> reporter: frank, that car with a body stuffed in the trunk was parked across the street from sonoma state university. that's upset some students who just returned from winter break yesterday. >> i didn't know about that. so i think i'm concerned i
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didn't know. >> reporter: sonoma county sheriffs investigators say it shouldn't be alarmed. >> more than likely it happened somewhere else. >> reporter: sonoma county sheriffs deputies say they spotted the car here last night. it matched a car santa rosa police say was involved in a domestic violence case friday night. they saw blood in the front seat, opened the trunk and found a man's body inside. the coroner has identified that man as sean francis parker. investigators told me parker was the suspect in that domestic violence case and that they believe at least some of the blood in the front seat belonged to the woman who was the domestic violence victim. >> we've contacted that person. we don't believe this has anything to do with the prior domestic violence case. >> reporter: investigators here
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say sean parker who has an extensive criminal history did not commit suicide and they say they have what they told me were some very good leads trying to track down his killer. reporting live in santa rosa, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we are learning more tonight about a police officer killed in the line of duty in the city of galt. authorities say 31-year-old officer kevin tahn responded to a report of a burglary this morning. the suspect fatally shot the officer before killing himself. tahn was a former military police officer. galt is a city of just about 24,000 people 20 mimes south of sacramento. tahn is believed to be the first galt police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. authorities are looking for two carjackers tonight. the man was returning to his home on truman street about
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8:30 this morning when two men forced him out of his suv at gunpoint. deputies are look for a 2007 gray chevy tahoe with california license plate 5 wjn 237. >> larry esquivel plans toen continue the programs underway in the department when he takes over after the chief retires this weekend. >> really just to be that sounding board and the resource for our officers to increase morale. >> san jose city manager announced esquivel's aappointment yesterday. she needs more time to come up with a permanent replacement. oakland residents and activists are crowding the city council chambers in protest over the latest policing plan. john sasaki is there live.
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>> reporter: they are facing vocal opposition from critic of a plan to bring in william bratton. they think spending $250,000 to hire former los angeles police chief and new york police commissioner william bratton is a waste of money. bratton is attractive to city officials because of the expertise. some of his past policies are considered overzealous. even unconstitutional including stop and terrific. after a deadly 2012 with 126 homicides though, city officials say something needs to be done. >> there's no proof that gang conjunctions work. there's no proof that youth curfews work. >> it's about management.
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jordan needs to go. william bratton needs to go. and we need to go up and line the doors of opd. >> let me say this. he is one of the most profound experts in policing in america. we're fortunate to have a relationship with him. i support him being here. >> we're all over the place. i think we need to be able to craft a strategy for oakland and how we're going to provide safety for our neighborhoods. >> reporter: the committee is expected to approve that contract tonight and send it to the city council next week. chief jordan did send out this e-mail saying to the citizens of oakland that any kind of stop and terrific program going on here will not involve any kind of racial profiling. live in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> dozens of people cashed in on their weapons today at a gun buyback event. >> you know what caliber that is? >> the marin county district attorneys office had $43,000 in
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donated money to give to gun owners. organizers say they ran out of cash in just an hour. people who stayed in line had to settle for iou's. turning in the weapons helps keep them out of the wrong hands. tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are expected to announce proposals to reduce gun violence in the response to the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the white house says the president supports a federal ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines along with background checks. the president could take steps by executive action which don't require the approval of congress. >> this cold snap has many bay area residents using their fireplaces. tomorrow it will be illegal to burn wood. pollution levels will reach unhealthy levels tomorrow and have issued the fourth winter spare the air alert of the season. our thief meteorologist is tracking the temperatures. things are warming up. >> we do not have any
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advisories or warnings in effect. that's the first time we've seen that in a little while. temperatures this morning got down to 27 in santa rosa. these were very coach. 27 in conchord. current temperatures are not going to be as come tonight. temperatures are going to be above where they were last night by about 3 or 4 degrees. the reason for that? we have a little wind out there right now. you can see the current wind conditions in san francisco. 8 mile-an-hour winds. with that said, no advisories or warnings. you'll still see frost, ice, you'll have trouble warming up the car in the morning. not just in the morning, but in the afternoons as well. we'll see daytime highs increasing as well. back here in a bit with all the details on the warmup you can expect. >> you can follow bill and the
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entire ktvu weather team online. >> facebook founder mark zuckerberg announced a new social search feature for the online network. >> people are going to have the ability to discover and make new connections. >> media from around the world gathered at facebook's headquarters to hear about the new feature. it's called graph search. it lets users search through friends posts for shared interests. today's announcement comes after days of speculation that facebook would be launching a new mobile device. the companies stock dropped nearly 3% at the close. >> campbell based has bought found software, which ask a cloud based startup.
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in an e-mail today yousendit said a found app is available for mac devices. the apwill be available for other devices soon. >> a central coast lawmaker has reintroduced the bill to raise california's minimum wage. he wants to increase the minimum wage from the current $8 to $9.25 an hour. if approved the wage hike would happen over three years. after that the minimum wage would be tied to inflation. >> a state lawmaker from the east bay is proposing a new way to grade teachers. >> making sure we evaluate teachers well, we build capacity, we support them is a single most important thing you can do to improve education for children. >> assemblywoman joan buchanan is the chair. without mentioning specifics she says she is working on new legislation she says will not only weed out ineffective teachers but make good teachers
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even better. another teacher evaluation bill died at the state capitol last year. the walmart foundation has announced a $100,000 donation to the silicon valley education foundation. the money will go to the stepping up to algebra summer program in san jose as well as a math support program that runs during the school year. >> set to discuss a new express lane project. it will convert 30 miles of car pool lanes to express lanes. it includes adding a second express lane. as well as to convert a car pool connector in south san jose to an express connector. >> it's the final trip out of the pete's harbor marina. why more than 140 people have to leave today. >> exploited for sex and sold as slaves. >> we give no quarter to violence, exploitation.
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>> the stand local leaders are making to protect kids. >> smoke and flames billow out of a home in the east bay. in 3 minutes, the surprise hazard inside that house. jack! what happened? me and jason came back with drinks and all 20 nuggets were gone. we got nugged. there was a nugging. this guy just came running up... dip! dip! dip! shoveling 'em into his face! give me your nuggets- -we're like "no! save some for our boyfriends!" need more nuggets? jack's crispy, all-white meat chicken nuggets come with a choice of seven awesome sauces. an order of 20 is only $4.99 we should probably call the cops. i'll just get you more nuggets. no, thanks, i'm stuffed.
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a pedestrian is dead after a big rig hit her on a street. the woman had started to cross the street when she was hit about 7:00 this morning. the driver stopped. drugs and alcohol are not suspected. >> firefighters ran into some unexpected challenges today battling a house fire in oakland. news chopper 2 was overhead around 9:00 this morning as flames and smoke poured from the home. firefighters say they had trouble reaching the flames due to a large amount of personal
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belongings inside thes who and a fallen power line outside the home. no one was hurt. neighbors tell us someone had just left the home. >> i seen the lady come in the house yesterday. but this morning i heard that somebody come out this morning and left. >> it took firefighters more than an hour to put out the fire. still no word tonight on what caused it. in crocket, a fire may have been deliberately set. it started right under 4:00 this morning below the pier. investigators say the fire is suspicious because they haven't found any electrical sources in the rare that could have started. >> a community meeting is scheduled to start in a few minutes from now just as three fire stations are being closed in contra costa county. fire station 16 shut its doors today. a fire station in clayton is
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slashing its hours. the meeting starts in about 15 minutes at the veterans memorial building in lafayette. tonight the city of milpedis will consider reducing daily staff levels. four firefighters could be laid off if the cuts are approved. that meeting begins at 7:00. >> concord police say they've arrested a man who pretended to be selling an iphone and then robbed a potential buyer. the robber put an ad on craigslist for an iphone 5. he then met a buyer at a parking lot in concord last night where he stole the buyer's money at gunpoint. the victim calmed police. a short time later officers stopped the suspect's vehicle on interstate 780 and took them into custody. >> in san francisco city leaders joined human rights activists to mark the launch of human trafficking awareness
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month. the campaign is meant to shed light on the issue of human trafficking. something mayor ed lee says affects a lot of people. >> many of our roots are from immigrant families. we understand what the problem is. and now it's a matter of getting enough people together to do something about it. >> mayor lee says he wants to provide support for human trafficking and go after predators. the campaign runs through february 12th. a midnight deadline is looming for more than a hundred boaters at a marina. new at 6, ktvu's john fowler talked to the residents and those who are asking them to leave. >> reporter: by midday most boaters had left pete's harbor. 144 boat people had called this marina home. define foot lived a14 years.
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>> it's sad to see this community dissolve. >> such a nice community. people are so nice here. very friendly. >> reporter: tim told me he felt kicked out. disregarded. >> it was moving at a pace that was intended for our voices not to be heard. >> reporter: after more than 60 years this 10-acre parcel is being sold. the developer wants to build 411 apartments with boat slips. but only for the new tenants. >> homes for people, tax revenue to schools. it'll be a true asset. >> reporter: developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly. some owners are daring to be evicted. >> i'm saying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state lands commission may some day reopen the outer marina. as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless.
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>> boating is an adventure. it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> cool one again today. cold start. things start to warm up as we go towards the weekend. one of the things to note is it's going to be dry. look at the cloud movement here. it's going this way a bit. out here as well. that's the wrong direction for rain. that's where we are. we have a north-northeast flow in the upper atmosphere. way up there. that means temperatures are going to begin to warm a little bit. these are the highs from today. it did warm a little bit. cold in concord. cool in fairfield. it weres tomorrow will be warmer still. temperatures tomorrow will go back into maybe some upper --
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not upper 60s but low 60s and upper 50s. forecast lows tomorrow morning, still cold. frost, freezing in many locations. especially santa rosa. chilly. but not as cold as it has been. you'll still find that stuff. be ready in the morning. be prepared for another cool start but gradually warmer. high pressure north. talked about that. slightly warmer on wednesday and thursday and friday. slightly warmer on saturday and sunday. talk about the west swell, that northwest swell coming in. it's out beyond the day line. the genesis of the storm. it's a big storm. some of the biggest waves we've seen in a long time are going to show up along the coast. the surf contests. some in hawaii and one over here. they're trying to decide what they're going to do. the high pressure with the winds going offshore, that's perfect conditions for
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mavericks. the swells are going to be here. maybe the hawaii contest wants to go first. there's a lot going on with that. the big swells and they're dangerous. the weather is nice. you go to the beach and get out there and the rip tides are going to be nasty. dangerous conditions start on saturday afternoon into sunday and monday. forecast highs tomorrow. lots of upper 50s. good thing we got so much rain early on. there's nothing here. >> looks like a dry run for a while. >> yeah. >> thanks, bill. >> coming up at 7 on tv 3 of, the heart wrenching aftermath of a shooting where a police officer died in the line of duty. we're learning more about his background. >> it reads san francisco international airport now. some supervisors want to change the name. the person they say they want to honor and what passengers think about the idea.
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>> join us at 7. >> a san francisco 49er makes the cover. we'll show you colin kaepernick's sports illustrated debut. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
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san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is on the cover of sports illustrated. you can see the cutout of coach harbaugh's head. kaepernick who ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more called the honor pretty sick. click on the images tab on our home page. >> holy cow. >> we should add that sick is a good thick. >> exactly. >> it really is remarkable what kaepernick has done this season. >> yeah. there will be no shortage of storylines examined before the 49ers and falcons meet sunday. san francisco's running game is one of them. colin kaepernick was the headliner in saturday's win. he rushed for 181 yards and passed for 263. there were other contributors in this game.
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frank gore topped the 100-yard mark. all the weapons make it tough on opposing defenses. >> last game i remember frank came here and i thought he had the ball. the crowd started going nuts. here cap is running down the sidelines. i was like, who has the ball? i was just running down field. that's the great thing about frank and mike and cap, you could be locking one thing. they'll make you right somehow. it makes us look good. >> the feel good story that is giants pitcher ryan vogel song. the guy that was two years ago a roster invitee has become a key member of the rotation. he will represent the united states in the world baseball classic. he's committed to play for the u.s. along with other starters. this year's classic starts march 2nd. the u.s. makes it to the
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championship song, he could get a chance to pitch in his home ballpark. george gund lost his battle of cancer passing at the age of 75. >> joe, thank you. walmart is hiring men and women in uniform. coming up tonight an the 10:00 news, the super size promise the world's largest retailer is making to american veterans. >> we're always here for you at and mobile ktvu. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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